The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1836

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p.2 four rafts broken up on Lake St. Peter (two were from Perth) and 25 men lost. [Quebec Gazette]

p.3 The close of Navigation is fast approaching. The steamboats yet continue to run, but almost all are on their last, or last but one trips. The Bay boats, and those on the Rideau Canal, will run as long as the weather permits, but the extreme coldness of last week bids us expect they cannot make many more trips. The ice in some parts of the Rideau Canal was on Thursday last two inches thick, but the late mild weather has reopened the navigation for a brief period. Merchants have no time to lose in ordering and forwarding their winter goods. The Ottawa & Rideau Company having a river establishment as well as their Canal line, will forward goods to the latest period the St. Lawrence is open.

The St. George - ...."This superior and safe Steam Packet has temporarily assumed the days of the Great Britain, and will continue to run until the last period the weather permits. The St. George is a fine vessel and has a most superior Commander; in the late gales she performed most manfully, keeping the sea in all weathers, and seldom being much out of her time.


Lake Ontario.

The Steam-boat


Lieut. Harper, R.N. Commander.

Having, for the remainder of the Season, assumed the days of sailing of the Great Britain, will continue to perform her Trips, until the close of Navigation, leaving the different ports as under, viz.:

leave Prescott for Hamilton and Niagara, as follows, viz.:-

Going Up, Leaves

Prescott Tuesday Evening.

Brockville do. do.

Kingston, Wednesday Forenoon.

Oswego do. Evening.

Coburg Thursday Morning.

Port Hope do. do.

Toronto Friday do.

And arrives at Niagara, Queenston and Lewiston, the same Forenoon.

Coming Down, Leaves

Lewiston Saturday at 2 Afternoon.

Niagara do. at 3 do.

Toronto do. at 10 do.

Port Hope Sunday Morning.

Coburg Sunday do.

Oswego do. Night.

Kingston Monday Morning

Brockville do. Noon.

and arrives at Prescott same afternoon, touching in going up and coming down at Alexandria Bay and French Creek.

Passengers leaving Niagara by the St. George on Saturday will arrive in Montreal on Tuesday.

The St. George is beautifully fitted up with State-rooms in the Ladies' Cabin, and besides the power of Steam, has the advantage of Masts and Sails. Her accommodations are in no respect inferior to those of any other boat upon the Lake.

For freight or passage, apply at the Post Offices at Prescott and Brockville, or to D.J. Smith, Esq., John Counter Esq. and Mr. B. Phillips, Kingston; Mr. H.E. Nichols, Cobourg; Harbor Co., Port Hope; Mr. J. Brown and Mr. D. McDonell, Toronto; Mr. D.C. Gunn and Mr. A. Land, Hamilton; Dock Co., Niagara; Mr. W. Wynn & Mr. W. Duff, Queenston; or to the Captain on Board.

All Freight payable on delivery to Consignees. Parcels and Luggage at the risk of the owners, unless given to charge of the Purser and booked.

Nov. 1st, 1836.



Oct. 25 - (consignees of the barges Constitution and Mary.)

Oct. 30th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Hope & Emigrant in tow (consignees listed.)

Oct. 31 - The steamer Margaret, Bruce.

Oct. 31st - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers, with barge Francis in tow (consignees listed.)

Oct. 31st - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, with barge June in tow (consignees listed.)


Oct. 27 - The barge Perth, Montreal.

Oct. 27 - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, Bytown.

Oct. 28 - The barge Mary, Montreal.

Oct. 30 - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, Bytown.

Nov. 1st - The steamer Cataraqui, Chambers.

Nov. 2 - The barge Emigrant, Montreal.

Nov. 2 - The barge Hope, do.

Nov. 4 - The barge Frances, do.

Lake Ontario.

Oswego and Kingston.

The Schooner-Rigged Steam Boat


Capt. Lester Peavy.

This safe and commodious Steam Packet will, until the latest close of the navigation, perform three trips between the two places per week, wind and weather permitting, leaving Kingston & Oswego on alternate days.

November 1st, 1836.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1836